Lately, it seems like everywhere you go there are more and more machines taking over the jobs of humans. And that trend is expected to continue.
Is Artificial Intelligence going to take away our jobs? More than likely, machines will take a certain extent of them, which will leave openings for humans in other positions. Maybe most of the openings will come in the technology field. After all, somebody has to build the robots.
Whatever thoughts, negative or otherwise you might have, machines have taken over a lot of human jobs already and are taking even more. Here are 7 jobs you may not realize were being done by automatons today:
Large machines in hospitals are making many surgeries into procedures performed by robots, while smaller robots are now working in pharmacies. According to University of California, San Francisco, technology contributes to patient safety by reducing errors.
Over at the University of California, San Francisco pharmacy, robots are filling the prescriptions. PBS reported that there were no mistakes in the first 350,000 doses filled by the machines. Some professors believe that the robots are less likely than humans to allow the medications to interact with one another.
Through the use of the proper software, robots can help physicians design treatments for diseases. Some surgeons are already using automation to help them with low-invasive procedures. According to World Economic Forum, the benefits of robotic surgery include little blood loss, less pain, fewer complications, and a quicker recovery time.
The price of anesthesiologists usually adds significant costs to a surgical procedure, numbers reportedly reaching as high as $2,000. But a system known as “Sedasys” could knock that price down considerably.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sedasys, which automates sedation, could cut the cost to as low as $150 for each procedure. The FDA has approved this method for patients 18 and older.
4.) Stockroom worker
Amazon was among the first to employ robots to move stock from their warehouse shelves to the workers. According to Marketwatch, use of robots allows Amazon workers to scan three times as many items as before and saves the employees about 20 miles of walking.
Yes, robots may actually be replacing one-fourth of all U. S. soldiers in combat in 10-15 years or so, according to a Marketwatch story. Remote-controlled “Talon” robots are already clearing bombs and live grenades, along with an assortment of other jobs. These Talon models have been active since 2000, and robotic soldiers are still in development.
6.) Financial and Sports reporters
It turns out that the Associated Press has been creating corporate earnings reports through software, and doing some smaller sports stories through automation. According to Fortune, after getting started the process is virtually free of errors, and the automation leaves staff members free for more important jobs.
These robots have the potential to take the place of actors. World Economic Forum reports that a British company known as Engineered Arts has created a robot/performer that can make eye contact, guess your age, break into song and perform on stage. One has already taken the lead role in a new version of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
When we mention these increasing jobs in technology, there could be a vast difference in skill levels among those competing for the openings. But more communities are adding retraining and better education to their efforts at finding employment for residents.
We still believe that in the long term, there will be room for both automatons and humans in the workforce.